Fun fact: this is my Mother’s Day present. Not from last year, no no…It’s my 2017 Mother’s Day present, which is in 2 months…that shows how much I love this dress and needed it as soon as I saw it (I just needed a good excuse to get it 😜)! It’s a perfect silk slip dress for the Summer, with a sexy and feminine cut, the perfect length, a gorgeous nude color, from the Parisian label “Rouje” (I already introduced you to this brand created by Jeanne Damas here). Now I just need occasions and courage to wear it, because I am not really used to dress that sexy…Who wants to go party?
While everybody is preparing for Coachella in LA, I took a trip to Palm Springs last weekend, enjoying the calm before the big storm of the music festival. This place can be so peaceful and breathtaking! We shot this gorgeous Fabric Hunted and Collected ikat striped jumpsuit at the bottom of the mountains, and in the Mirage House, an art installation by Doug Aitken that overlooks Palm Springs and the desert, and takes the form of a mirrored ranch house.
Because I often wear low-cut tops and strapless dresses, my hubby makes fun of me saying that we French women don’t even bother to wear bras…(ahahah, another great cliché about us). WRONG! I discovered Kissbobo bras, strapless and adhesive silicone cups that you stick on your breast for an invisible yet very effective result.
How often do you find heels in which you can walk more than 5min without silently suffering and wishing that you could just throw them in the first garbage bin? Since I became a mother and that I traded my “cute girl” outfits for everything that’s “COMFY” and “PRACTICAL” (two words that go hand in hand with maternity), I became very, very demanding when it comes to heels.
Last week I took Jules to La Chouquette, a new French pastry that opened on Melrose. Chouquettes and I share a real love story, it’s the kind of pastry that brings me back to my childhood: they look like mini-puffs, they can be filled with cream or just plain, but in both case they are the most delicious treat to eat for breakfast or for a snack, and they feel so light that I could eat dozens! Jules was wearing his new sweater from Mini and Moi, a mini-collection sweaters with adorable pointy hoodies created by my friend Melanie. Not only do they look so cute, but the fabric’s incredibly soft, and they’re made in LA!
I have a tendency to forget about my clothes after wearing them for one season…I know it’s bad, really bad, and that’s why I recently took everything out of my closet to sort it out (I applied this very useful method from one of my clients!). Unsurprisingly, I “re-discovered” items of my wardrobe that I had forgotten about while they were only from last Summer (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!), like this deep-V neck dress from Anine Bing, or my oversized Iro sweater.
An oversized cashmere cardigan is a woman’s best friend during Spring time. Throw it over any outfit (a floral dress, a camisole with jeans), wear it open and you will instantly look effortlessly chic. Add some details, such as the beautiful flower embroidery on this model from Love, Peace and then Happiness, and it gives a unique stylish twist to your outfit. Good news: there’s a code to get 25% off your order from Love, Peace and Happiness at the end of this post!
Bonjour! Last week I finally had coffee with my friend Jennifer, who is the designer of Jenni Jane (remember, I introduced you to her cool Parisian-Californian handbags brand last year). It’s always such a struggle for us to gather, because we live on two different sides of LA, which basically means two different planets! She showed me the new Jenni Jane collection: timeless and effortless chic leather bags, coming with fun and colorful pin-back buttons that you can change according to your mood. When I saw this model with a “Pardon My French” pin, I had to steal it for a few pictures!
Combining 3 of my favorite trends for the Summer 2017: the denim jacket, off-the-shoulder tops, and mules.
Most of the Parisian people who live in Los Angeles will tell you this: when we are homesick, the Figaro Bistrot in Los Feliz is THE café-boulangerie where we meet to get our French fix. The little patio on the sidewalk (you rarely see this in LA), the windows with vintage-inspired French inscriptions, the round tables and the rattan chairs, the croissant and éclair au café…everything is made to make you feel like you’re back home. And the theme of this week’s look goes perfectly with the decor: Parisian.